This pan-Asian spam meatloaf is based off of the Filipino dish tosilog and Spam Musubi, plus some additional ingredients I had on hand to make something that is greasy, salty, and delicious! Perfect for the munchies or a hearty breakfast.
The Tocino flavored Spam is a limited-edition flavor of Spam, which is popular in Hawaii and the Philippines. So what is Tocino? It's A Filipino style pork inspired by the Spanish that's usually served with fried rice, fried eggs, and pickled papaya. I couldn't find pickled papaya or the dried type at the supermarket so I used canned papaya chunks instead, but they provide a nice sweetness to this very salty meatloaf.
Based on past experience, rice isn't the most ideal meatloaf binder, especially if it's fried, but I did have some cornbread on hand, which has nothing to do with tosilog. However, cornbread when crumbled holds any meatloaf together well. Not that canned meat needs something to hold it together but still.
So what's up with the Takis and what are they? Takis are Mexican mini rolled tortilla chips that are deeply colored with food dye and not the natural type either, which is why I trashed the bag after recording the video. The fajita flavor says its hot but I'd call it more of a medium spiciness, especially when compared to Flamin' Hot Cheetos, which are lot spicier. Takis have nothing to do with Flipino cuisine although both Flipino and Mexican cultures are adopted from the Spanish. Plus tocino and Takis start with the letter T!
The use of the furikake is inspired by the dish Spam Musubi, which is rice and spam wrapped in seaweed, which is one of the key ingredients in furikake. Plus furikake is one of my favorite words. You can find furikake at many Asian supermarkets. As for the vegetable broth, I just had that on hand from a previous video.
Healthy this meatloaf is certainly not. It's got lots of salt from the Spam and the fried rice, along with 5 eggs in the entire meatloaf, the most I've ever used in one meatloaf recipe. But hey, YOLO!
The meatloaf tasted salty, greasy and crispy, maybe even a little too crispy, at least to my dad anyway- he ended up with one of the few burnt pieces on the meatloaf but he did say the rest of it was more than edible.
HELPFUL LINK: Spam Tocino: www.amazon.com/Spam-Tocino-Seasoning-12-Ounce/dp/B01I9M82ZK/ref=sr_1_1_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1517082505&sr=8-1&
You will need:
For the cooking equipment:
A large bowl
A lasagna pan
Nonstick cooking spray
For the meatloaf:
2/3 tbsp. onion powder
2 beaten and whisked eggs
3 fried eggs
1/2 cup cooked combination fried rice
1/2 cup canned papaya chunks
1/2 cup vegetable broth
Pinch of furikake(mixture of sesame seeds and seaweed)
1/2 cup crumbled cornbread
1/2 cup crumbled fajita Takis tortilla chips
12 oz. Spam Tocino(see HELPFUL LINK)
1. Put the first 9 ingredients into a large bowl. Crumble up the Spam until it's a ground meat consistency and put it into the large bowl.
2. Mix all the ingredients up until you get a firm meatloaf mixture.
3. Spray a lasagna pan with nonstick cooking spray. Form 2 loaves in the lasagna pan from the meatloaf mixture.
4. Bake the meatloaves in a 350 degree Fahrenheit oven for 60 minutes.